Holding a Master’s Degree in Physics from Kerala University, Kochi, India and a Masters in Business Administration from Cochin University, Kochi, India, T.V.N Kutty, IAL Group founder, has 33 years of professional experience in Banking and Shipping.
He started his career in 1972 as Probationary Officer with India's leading public sector bank, State Bank of India, and held managerial positions with the bank for 13 years in Industrial credit, Retail and International banking.
From 1985 to 1987, he continued to build his management career working with a reputed American shipping line in India – gaining valuable experience within the private sector.
In 1987, his career took an entrepreneurial turn when he jointly promoted Seacrest Shipping Services with a UK-based shipping company, to manage common carrier feeder services in India and the Middle East. When the contract with the UK principal expired in 1988, he continued to operate Seacrest through joint ventures.
Mr. Kutty has never looked back since then. In 1992, on expiry of Seacrest’s joint venture contracts, he conceived and established IAL Container Line (UK) Ltd, spearheading the growth of the IAL Group. Today,he remains completely hands-on – running the business as an integral part of the group’s Senior Management Team.